About This Center
Yoga husbands Michael & Ed decided to sell everything in the USA and move to the San Francisco, San Isidro De Grecia area of Costa Rica to open up a retreat center. Michael graduated from YTT 2 weeks before moving to Costa Rica and Edward has been a yoga instructor for many years. Their vision is to help you bring a unique experience to your retreat participants. Their motto is "We Treat You Like Family, Because To Us You Already Are".
Costa Rica Retreat @ Ser La Luz is more than a retreat center, it is also their home. They came up with the name because Michael is the founder and Sr. Pastor of Be The Light Metaphysical Center in Florida, USA. Ser La Luz is Spanish for Be The Light.
Costa Rica Retreat is located at an elevation of 4,800 feet on the side of the Poas Volcano. Their view is breathtaking and many guests say that pictures do not do their facility any justice.
Our main focus is to provide you a place for smaller retreats from 5-15 guests. We are 100% eco friendly with solar hot water and solar electricity. Throughout our property is edible landscape and we are working to convert more into edibles. There are many areas for you to relax and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us as well as relax in our 4 person hot tub.
Our Yoga room is approximately 750 sq feet with vaulted wood beam ceilings and windows all around for the perfect views for your classes.
This was one of the most amazing places I have ever stayed. Both Michael and Ed were very warm and welcoming and had tons of activities that we were able to do. The only thing that I can say that need to be improved is that I need more time off. I will be back for sure.... Sara
Venue HighlightsWe are located about 45 minutes to 1 hour from the San Juan International Airport in the heart of the central valley. Located half way up the Poas Volcano in typical farm country. There are many hiking trails surrounding our property and our neighbors have an organic dairy farm where you can see the cows walking freely in the valley below.
If you want to spend some time at the beach, we are about 1 1/2 hours from the nearest beach on the Pacific Coast. Downtown San Jose is about 2 hours away from us if you want to explore museums.
AccommodationsSince we are located at a higher elevation there is no need for us to have a/c OR heat. The lowest temperature we have experienced in 3 years is 53 degrees and the daytime highs average the mid to upper 80's with very little humidity. We have 3 guest rooms to host your participants in.
One room is our bunk room that can accommodate 5 participants. This room has a custom made queen size bunk bed with a fold out futon sofa. This room includes it's own private full bath along with T.V. and a beautiful view of the gardens. There is also a small kitchenette and refrigerator in the room.
Next to this room is our Luxury suite that can sleep 3 people. It includes a Queen size bed and a fold out futon sofa too. This also includes it's own private full bath, t.v. and kitchenette with a refrigerator.
Our other room is the Observation Room. It is smaller than the other 2 rooms and includes a bunk bed so it can only sleep 2 people. This room does not have it's own bathroom/shower and the guests in this room have access to the 2 full bathrooms located on the side of the Yoga Room.
Facilitators get to stay in our private area in a private room that has a Full Size bed in it, a desk and a private full bathroom.
- Free Wifi
- Tour Assistance
- Hot Tub
- Yoga Studio
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free